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Embattled Iron Range police chief agrees to leave

VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) -

An embattled police chief on Minnesota's Iron Range has agreed to leave.

Chief Dana Waldron and representatives of the city of Virginia reached the agreement Friday. The Mesabi Daily News reports the Virginia City Council approved it after meeting in a closed session.

Under the agreement, Waldron will receive a $130,000 payment -- with $97,500 coming from the city and $32,500 from the League of Minnesota Cities. He also will receive nearly $25,000 in accumulated benefits as part of the agreement.

Waldron was placed on administrative leave last year following allegations of misconduct, inefficiencies and insubordination. But the Virginia Police Civil Service Commission ruled Aug. 31 that the city needed to reinstate Waldron, with back pay.

Waldron's last day on the job will be May 25.

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